Cellphone User: hey Google, what is Silicon Valley?
Google: Silicon Valley, in the southern San Francisco Bay area of California, is home to many start-up and global technology companies, namely Apple, Facebook and Google, which are the most prominent. Cellphone User: Hey Google, is Silicon Valley the only place where I can obtain the latest information on modern technology?
Google: For the most part…but there is one other place, where for two days, you can get the latest information on today’s technology.
Cellphone User: Where is that Google?
Google: At the Grand Bahama Technology Summit in Freeport, Bahamas.
While the above technological conversation scenario is fictional, used in order to bring across a point, the only part of that scenario that holds true is the fact that there will indeed be a Grand Bahama Technology Summit, which will attract some of the world’s well-versed individuals of modern technology.
The first ever GB Technology Summit is set to take place from November 9-10, 2017 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Once known as “the Magic City”, this second most populous island of the Bahamian archipelago, which also happens to be the industrial capital of The Bahamas, has set its sights on also becoming the country’s Tech Hub.
And the first step towards that goal will be to learn from the experts in Silicon Valley, the Tech Hub of the United States. Many of the top names of Silicon Valley are set to headline the Grand Bahama Technology Summit.
This two-day conference will attract the likes of individuals from Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Google and other innovative companies within the United States. This conference will give local, Bahamian and other Tech savvy individuals and companies to get up-to-date information from trend leaders in the world of modern technology.
Imagine, getting the opportunity to hear first-hand from designers and innovators from Microsoft or Hewlett Packard on what the future of Technology will look like years from now. In a previous article we highlighted two speakers at this year’s Tech conference, who hailed from Microsoft and Hewlett Packard.
Today, we present to you some information on two presenters at this conference, from Google.
Shadan Deleveaux is a dynamic public speaker who leads impactful career focused workshops for college and graduate students as well as young professionals. A respected career strategist, he has presented to audiences at some of the top universities across the country. While many career readiness efforts are geared toward securing jobs, Deleveaux recognized a huge void when it comes to understanding the true nuance of corporate success. Through his work, Deleveaux focuses on what he calls Corporate Culture Intelligence (CCI), a culmination of his acute knowledge of various corporate cultures.
As a recruiter for Google, he is charged with developing and executing a global diversity innovation strategy to recruit sales people for one of Google’s
Digital advertising sales organizations. Privately, he co-founded the nonprofit Technology for Families in Need Inc. (Tech F.I.N.), aimed at closing the digital divide for low-income families. He is passionate about helping talented people find success in corporate America and often leads career workshops for students and young professionals in his spare time.
Deleveaux received his Bachelors from the University of Rochester and his Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. He currently resides in California.
Also from Google
Kristie Powell is currently a Senior Technical Solutions Consultant at Google Inc. in New York City. Kristie joined Google in 2014 and is responsible for providing technical solutions to Google’s top partners in the advertising online arena. Kristie began her career at Goldman Sachs in 2008 as an Analyst in Technology Division, and spent her time developing technology infrastructure solutions for the firm.
Kristie is passionate about reinvesting in the community. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Ionic 6, Inc., a technology educational nonprofit based in New York. She was appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Jersey City Free Public Library in New Jersey. Kristie was a keynote speaker at the United Nations, discussing leveraging technology to achieve economic empowerment, in Haiti at the first ever Haiti Tech Summit on behalf of Google leading a Digital Marketing Workshop, and in The Bahamas at the Eleuthera Business Outlook 2016, Exuma Business Outlook 2017, and Abaco Business Outlook 2017 on the future of technology in the country.
Kristie earned a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2008 from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2007 from Florida Institute of Technology.